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Looking for bibliographic sources for a Thesis on Biometry and Privacy

Lookin for bibliographic sources fomr Biometry/Privacy thesis. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Feb 14, 2013 - 0 answers

How can I get paid to write and protect my privacy from clients?

I want to only share my identity with the tax man when I write, and allow people to pay me online. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2013 - 8 answers

Google+ pros/cons

My department is being mandated to start using Google+ and some other Google apps. Please help me think through the security and privacy implications of what I am afraid might become a real mess. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 4, 2013 - 9 answers

They told me the first year of marriage would be a tricky one...

This is a question for those of you who are married (or have an SO): When it comes to things like personal correspondence, is there still such a thing as privacy? [more inside]
posted by Telpethoron on Feb 2, 2013 - 65 answers

How private can I keep my SSN

I hate giving out my Social Security number (other than in connection with tax reporting and where I need to have a background/credit check--where I realize it's necessary). How much do you squawk when asked for your social in other scenarios? Example inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 29, 2013 - 15 answers

Should I tell my coworker/friend about my upcoming job interview?

I just landed an interview for a job I really want, and I'm very excited about it. I'm seeing a coworker, also a very good friend, for dinner tonight. Should I tell her about it? [more inside]
posted by eleanor_of_aquitaine on Jan 18, 2013 - 27 answers

How to hide my Internet usage

The Router At my new apartment tracks all my Internet usage. Is there a way to hide it? I don't know much about vpns, But are they the solution? If so I would be willing to pay for a good one. Suggestions?
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2013 - 29 answers

Doors with pre-installed cat flaps in Toronto?

Where can we get an interior door with a pre-installed pet door/cat flap? This is in/around Toronto. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2013 - 7 answers

Post not-so-Secret

I'd like to start a blog featuring my small collection of found (used/sent) postcards. What measures should I take for due ethical diligence? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Suspending employee access to email account

What are the laws and or regulations about "possession" of employee/company email after an employee is terminated? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Dec 27, 2012 - 14 answers

I am not this person and I do not endorse this product.

(UK law) A multinational confectioner has used my name to promote one of its products. Have my rights been infringed? Am I entitled to compensation? [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Nov 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Good Examples of Accidentally Sharing Geotag Information?

I'm looking for good examples of apps or situations where it's easy to accidentally share geotag information. [more inside]
posted by jasonhong on Nov 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Is employee conduct or disciplinary standings protected information in B.C.?

[YANML] Are private sector managers in British Columbia restricted in what they can discuss amongst themselves with regards to employee's conduct or disciplinary actions taken as a result? [more inside]
posted by pahalial on Nov 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Police Ride-Alongs, A Legal Question

How much privilege do regular citizens on a Ride-Along have? [more inside]
posted by mousepad on Nov 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Chrome vs. Firefox Extension Security

Please help me understand the difference (or non-difference) in safety for Firefox vs. Chrome browser extensions (plugins/add-ons). [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Sharing vs. Privacy: Showdown

How much should you expect to share in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by fishingforthewhale on Oct 16, 2012 - 51 answers

Guarding my (naked picture) privacy

Say I have a girlfriend who sends me naked pictures, how best can I safeguard those on my Android phone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 22 answers

What's the best way protect myself from online snoopers?

What's the best way to scrub my online presence for protection from a potential-future snoopy boss, etc? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I stop snooping?

Please help me stop snooping. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2012 - 29 answers

Can my ex tell I saw his tumblr?

Can another tumblr user tell that I viewed his tumblr site? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Can I sell my photos of people?

Can I sell photos I took of people on the street who didn't know they were being photographed? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Sep 13, 2012 - 15 answers

A Room of One's Own

Looking for a artist studio/workspace kind of deal in Manhattan. Challenges: affordable, soundproof, pay-per-use. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Aug 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Privacy from ISP?

An un-sketchy (not free? not ad-supported?) ssh web proxy? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Aug 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Facebook's 'eavesdrop' setting?

So what function of Facebook is it that lets my friends see the comments I've made on pages I like - which they have NOT liked - and comment on them? I've gotten into several conversations lately made more uncomfortable by someone not in the community I'm commenting to jumping in and making a comment about my participation. I thought I had my settings pretty nailed down, but can't figure out where this one is. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Aug 23, 2012 - 21 answers

Should I voluntarily provide information from my doctor to my employer?

My employer wants all employees to provide lab results in order to receive a deduction in insurance premiums. OK, or a little too Big Brother-ish? [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Aug 20, 2012 - 22 answers

Help Me Establish A Double Life

I enjoy using Facebook for entertainment purposes - I get a ton of party invites and information about my friends that way. However, I believe Facebook can also be a useful networking tool for my professional career, and I've underutilized it in that capacity because I'm hesitant to friend my co-workers or managers. [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 on Aug 19, 2012 - 19 answers

No one likes to see a government folder with his name on it.

What are your recommendations for Anonymous VPN services? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2012 - 4 answers

My Friend Had Compromising Info Stolen; Please Help Me Help Him!

A friend has had an old Hotmail account hacked. The hacker used information in the archives there to access a YouTube account where apparently some compromising videos were uploaded. The hacker copied the videos to another YouTube account, and then sent links to the videos to my friend's family - and worse still, to members of the executive board of the nonprofit organization by whom my friend is (was?) employed. He reached out desperately to me, but I know nothing but the most basic things about Internet security and privacy law... [more inside]
posted by OneMonkeysUncle on Jul 31, 2012 - 13 answers

My house price is on the internet

When you google my address, a listing on guava.ca appears with its list price from last fall. How can I get this completely removed from the internet?
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2012 - 11 answers

How to be private and individual when others judge me?

How can I balance my need for individuality and privacy with human tendency to stereotype and judge based on external facts? [more inside]
posted by EatMyHat on Jul 15, 2012 - 37 answers

What are examples of apps/sites/experiments that have shamed/exposed people sharing their info online?

I'm looking for examples of apps, websites, or experiments that have exposed people sharing their information online, or that sought to raise awareness about info being explicitly or accidentally shared. I'd love your help. [more inside]
posted by waxpancake on Jul 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Seeking an iPhone app that circumvents call logs. I'd like privacy when using a work issued iPhone. Does such an app/service exist?

Seeking an iPhone app that circumvents call logs. I'd like privacy when using a work issued iPhone. Does such an app/service exist? [more inside]
posted by ezekieldas on Jul 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Dutch Big Brother

Does the Netherlands keep any records of the foreigners who have previously lived in the country? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Jul 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Should I give my social security number to the internet?

Online job application requesting SSN? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jul 2, 2012 - 9 answers

With snowflake details inside, how would I go about navigating the waters of finding a partner for limited openness?

I think I may be interested in exploring an open relationship at some point down the line, but where do I meet others like me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2012 - 19 answers

Set old Facebook posts to a specific list?

On Facebook, can you retroactively set the security for all of your posts from public to a specific list? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on May 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Privacy violations in an ER?

Recently I had to spend a few hours in a psychiatric emergency waiting room where none of the staff seemed to have any consideration for the privacy of the patients being triaged there. Are any of the things I experienced violations of HIPAA or the like, and if so, what, if anything, would you do about them? (Details inside.) [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on May 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Who knows what I did last summer?

How can I do a thorough background check on myself? What can be found out about me, by fair means or foul, for free and for a price? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Show me the files.

What is a good online storage solution for huge amounts of data, high privacy settings, and streaming online videos for multiple users? [more inside]
posted by banannafish on May 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Stop using my email address, whoever you are!!!

My email address being used by someone on bn.com (Barnes and Noble)... [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on May 21, 2012 - 29 answers

Facebook wants me to share everthing, but...

FacebookPrivacyFilter: I'm out to increasingly larger circles of friends and work colleagues, but am not out to my extended family. What steps can I take on Facebook to delay the inevitable without causing drama? [more inside]
posted by TranSubstantial on May 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Bamboo: elegant solution or flora nightmare?

Should I plant bamboo? [more inside]
posted by amanda on May 15, 2012 - 34 answers

I discussed a friend's private, very personal, problem with my own friends, and now I feel terrible for doing so. Can I fix this?

I discussed a friend's private, very personal, problem with my own friends, and now I feel terrible for doing so. Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2012 - 24 answers

Notifications for things I shouldn't be able to see

Since about a month ago I've been getting notifications (under the globe icon) about a few friends of mine about postings they've made on various pages. Without fail clicking on them yields "The page you requested was not found". I'm still listed as friends with these people - have they singled me out for partial blocking? Is there some way to avoid getting these notifications for things I can't see?
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Privacy ideas for backyard

Need ideas for privacy in my new back yard. I have a fence between us and the neighbors, but it is already at maximum allowed height. My deck extends all the way to the side yard at the fence so when I am standing on the deck, the fence is only about 4' higher than the deck and doesn't really hide the next yard. I don't want to do anything to the fence because the neighbors own it. [more inside]
posted by photoexplorer on Apr 24, 2012 - 16 answers

Can I have reasonable privacy on an employer-provided Android phone?

Android PrivacyFilter: I will soon be issued a shiny new Android smartphone at work, and my employer's policies allow limited personal use of the device. What's the current state of best practices for keeping a reasonable degree of separation between personal and work stuff? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Apr 13, 2012 - 3 answers

iPad Rss/Google Reader app with passcode lock?

The title says it all. Is there an iPad Rss/Google Reader app with a passcode lock for privacy? I tried accessing GReader in a third party web browser which has a passcode lock but the website's a bit crappy.
posted by Deor on Apr 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Close the Facebook

I thought that, once upon a time, my Facebook privacy settings were pretty locked down. Now, it seems like everyone on my friends list can see things I do on other friends' pages. Can I stop this? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Apr 2, 2012 - 8 answers

I do not want to see your friends's naked flesh, thanks.

Is there any way, from my end, to stop photos of people I don't know from showing up in my Facebook feed when friends like or comment on them? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Mar 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Disconnect personal Facebook?

Facebook filter: A friend and I have a blog that we would like to promote via Facebook, but the deities who run Facebook will not let us disconnect our blog's page from our personal Facebook pages. [more inside]
posted by emilyclaire on Mar 26, 2012 - 7 answers

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